william bennett

“Work in the fundamental sense is not what we do for a living, but what we do with our living.” The opposite of work is not leisure or play or having fun but idleness – not investing ourselves in anything. Even sleeping can be a form of investment if it is done for the sake of future activity. But sleep, like amusement, can also be a form of escape – oblivion sought for its own sake rather than for the sake of renewal. It can be a waste of time. Leisure activity or play or having fun, on the other hand, can involve a genuine investment of the self and not be a waste of time at all.” – William Bennett